Publication details [#64641]

Guerini, Federica. 2018. “It sounds like the language spoken by those living by the seaside” – language attitudes towards the local Italo-romance variety of Ghanaian immigrants in Bergamo. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2018 (254) : 103–120.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This paper centers on the position of Bergamasco, the Italo-romance variety spoken in the Province of Bergamo (Northern Italy), in the linguistic repertoire of the local Ghanaian immigrant community. It asserts that Ghanaian immigrants do not speak Bergamasco as the local people refrain from speaking Bergamasco to them.